Convicts Care For Kittens

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Four stray kittens were discovered hungry and covered in fleas in the Great Meadow Correctional Facility in upstate New York.

Kittens in Jail

The staff then came together to buy food, and inmates created a kitty condo in the facility’s carpentry shop.

On weekends, the convicts pitch in to help care for the kittens.

According to VetStreet.com, the kittens have each been given names associated with the prison: Doc (an abbreviation for the Department of Correctional Services), Comstock (for prison’s location), Annie (for Fort Ann) and Meadow (for Great Meadow).

(Source: The Daily Saint – Photo via AP)

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Discarded Fishing Line Lethal To Birds And Marine Mammals

Berkley, one of the largest suppliers of fishing line, started the Berkley Conservation Institute, giving fishermen the chance to send in their used fishing lines. Stores and marinas also send Berkley their old lines in bulk. “We turn fishing line into park benches and fish-habs,” said Ji Martin, conservation director for the Berkley Conservation Institute.

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Discarded fishing line and other marine debris are killing wildlife in huge numbers.

More than one million birds and 100,000 marine mammals die each year from marine debris,according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Fishing line is the number one culprit cleanup volunteers encounter when they try to save wildlife,according to the Ocean Conservancy organization.

“When these animals get caught in this line, it’s a slow and agonizing death,” said Jim Walker spokesman for Mississippi’s Department of Wildlife Fisheries & Parks.

 

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Put Away That Mouse Trap! Natural Mouse Repellants

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As my readers know, I love animals, even the ones many people don’t. Mice, for instance, can be a real nuisance, but they are so cute! So the idea of using a mouse trap or poison to get rid of them breaks my heart! Lucky enough, I recently stumbled upon a blog post on SeventhGeneration.com detailing natural remedies for the mouse-in-your-house problem. I’ve listed some here.

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